Trying to formulate an idea for an article here at SUFA is no easy task. It seems we have talked almost everything to death, we don’t need to keep shooting the dead horse anymore. That means it’s time to tackle some tougher issues that many people either want to ignore, are completely blind to this, or don’t want to talk about such a troubling subject. I’m not going to hide the fact that I do not like Obama and what he stands for. Many people may read what I’m going to write and look at this as just another Obama bashing. But, it is far from it. It is also about the next President and the next one after that and so on. This is all based on facts, not a dislike for Liberals or any one person. This is about our Federal Government, as a whole. Both sides of the political spectrum, everyone included. Our form of Federal Government is derived by the people. WE THE PEOPLE are supposed to be in charge. That’s the problem, we are not in charge of “A Government Lost”.
Yesterday, our own Kathy posted this statement “Did you ever think we’d get to this point – where states need to protect themselves from the Federal government with Anti-Drone legislation? So sad.” It got me thinking about just how right she is. I have picked out several subjects and articles to look at that will positively explain that we have lost control of our Federal Government (FG for short).
Let me begin with a subject that, in the past, I was very animated about, the use of drone strikes on foreign soil. The one particular incident was the hit on Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. born citizen who was claimed to be a high ranking member of Al Qaeda. I believe to this day that this attack resulted in the murder of a U.S. citizen. I say that because we have a Constitution with a 5th Amendment that states,
“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
So the position I hold is that the President had no legal authority to approve such an action against a U.S. citizen. Hence, the President approved a murder of a U.S. citizen without due process as guaranteed by the 5th Amendment. This brings us to today. (NaturalNews) The U.S. Justice Department has just released a 16-page memo outlining its justification for why President Obama can order drone killings of American citizens. The paper is a wild tour of bizarro-land justifications from a government that no longer abides by any Constitutional limits or even principles of human rights.
A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.
White House press secretary Jay Carney, the mouthpiece of tyranny and lawlessness in America today, added that “These strikes are legal, they are ethical and they are wise.” (FreeBeacon.com)
Thus, the idea that an American citizen receives a trial by jury, a defense attorney, due process of law and an ability to face his accusers is utterly thrown out the window. What this memo essentially “legalizes” is the ability of the U.S. President to simply order the murder of anyone he names. No law needs to be followed. No arguments offered. There does not even need to be a single shred of evidence that this person has violated any law whatsoever. The decision process takes place in total secrecy and is not subject to judicial review of any kind.
Consider this: If the Obama administration can justify the drone killing of Americans, it could also justify all the following actions:• The use of military troops on the streets of America (in violation of Posse Comitatus).• The rounding up and internment of American citizens (into FEMA camps).• The government seizure of all private retirement funds and IRAs. (This is coming soon during the coming financial collapse.)• Government takeover of all farms, food, livestock and seeds. (This has already happened, actually. Click here for details.)• The “disappearing” of all political enemies, journalists and critics.• The arrest and imprisonment of all parents who do not vaccinate their children.• Government disarmament of the population; outlawing of all guns and ammo in the hands of private citizens.• Nullification of states’ rights and the rollout of an armed private “White House military” that occupies the streets of America.Heck, in fact, a President who can justify drone killings of American citizens could also justify a return to slavery — except this time, they’ll make it white people!. There’s nothing the Obama administration can’t justify if it’s already justifying killing American citizens outside the rule of law.